High Court Orders Buratai To Produce Kanu

Following the disappearance of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, on Thursday, urged the Federal High Court in Abuja to dismiss a suit seeking to compel him to produce the ‘missing’ leader.

A team of lawyers representing the embattled IPOB leader had in the suit, prayed the court to order Buratai to produce their client either dead or alive.

The lawyers who were led by Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, told the court that they have not seen or heard from their client since September 14 when the Nigerian Army invaded his house “on a murderous raid, where life and mortar bullets were fired on unarmed and defenceless populace, leaving 28 persons dead and abducting many”.

Pursuant to section 40 of the Federal High Court Act, F12, LFN 2005 and section 6(6) (1) (4) of the 1999 constitution, as amended, Kanu’s lawyers applied for “an order of Habeas Corpus ad subjiciendum, commanding the Respondent (Buratai), to produce the Applicant in Court”.

However, in a counter-affidavit he filed in opposition to the suit, Buratai told the court that Kanu was never in custody of the Nigeria Army.

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